Flexier Than You

FLEXIER THAN YOU (3 Min Excerpt of a 18 Min Video) from Zhiyi Cao on Vimeo.

Flexier Than You, 2019 - 2021

First Presented at A Weekend Affair
Screened at Singapore Shorts ‘19 (Asian Film Archive programme)
Screened at Painting with Light ‘21 -  Festival of International Films on Art, National Art Gallery

Flexier than You is an exercise in thinking through the labour and anxieties of ‘creatives’ amongst a population that believes being neoliberal is a personality. Taking the rise of co-working spaces as a point of departure, and through the voices of two thoroughly millennial figures, this project seeks to (dis)entangle the relations between creativity, competition and control.

Flexier Than You also serves as a pre-cursor to a later, more embodied body of work obsessed with the notion of ‘creative labour’ - Live Creatives Show.